Ivo Monticelli's Leopard/Marchetti Racing KTM 250 X-F 1

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Ivo Monticelli's Leopard/Marchetti Racing KTM 250 X-F - Vital MX Pit Bits: 2016 MXGP of USA - Motocross Pictures - Vital MX

Leopard/Marchetti Racing definitely has one of the most unique looks in the pits. The Leopard brand is an energy drink and they sponsor not only a MX2/MXGP team, but also a Moto 3 and Moto 2 team in road racing. 

Ivo Monticelli was their lone MX2 rider in the US rounds and was unable to lineup on Sunday to race.

The unique looking KTMs run HGS exhaust systems, instead of the more typical Akrapovic or FMF setup.

Being Italian based, it's cool to see some aftermarket brands we don't see oftne, such as Fa-Ba hubs. These wheelsets are probably more familiar to the Supermoto crowd, as they also produce dual front rotor brake kits and adjustable rake triple clamps for that application.

Another Italian brand found on the bike is Geco Special Parts, who produce the pegs found on the bike.

Along with the triple clamps.

The team also runs WP 52mm Cone Valve forks and Traxx shock. However, we're not sure on the engine builds

The team's top rider, racing MXGP, is Spain's Jose Butron; who has raced for the team for a few seasons now.

A protective carbon fiber engine hanger guards the fuel line.

Credit: ML512

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